NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some protest organizers have dismissed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s request for a “time out” until after murdered NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu are laid to rest.
In fact, hundreds of protesters took to the streets early Tuesday evening, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.
Ralliers marched on Fifth Avenue chanting “How do you spell murderers? NYPD!” and “Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail. The whole damn system is guilty as hell,” Aiello reported.
“This is my city and you don’t tell me when to stay home, OK. We canceling Christmas” said one protester. “(You didn’t like the mayor’s request for a pause in the protesting?) Pandering! Pandering!”
The protests were peaceful, but saw the return of ugly language directed at cops.
Officers ignored the invective and marched along with stoic faces, black bands on their shields in honor of Liu and Ramos.
As WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reported, others were also spontaneously showing their support for the police.
As a group of police officers followed the demonstrators, some people on the street burst into applause for the cops.
One man shook his head at the protesters and said to the police “You don’t deserve this,” Kosola reported.